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Chapter 13

MHR 523 Chapter 13 Test Bank

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Human Resources
MHR 523
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c13Student 1 The attitude now obsolete towards accident prevention that assumed that workers accepted all the customary risks inherent in a given job was legally referred to as A assumption of riskB the careless worker modelC the shared responsibility modelD the injury modelE the expendable worker assumption 2 One of the early approaches to workplace safety worked on the assumption that accidents were almost always the result of individual worker actions or the failure of workers to protect themselves This was referred to as A assumption of riskB the careless worker modelC the shared responsibility modelD the inattentive worker modelE the tough luck rule 3 The shared responsibility model of workplace safety assumes that A workers share the responsibility for safety among themselvesB workers and line supervisors share responsibility for safety togetherC the employer is primarily responsible for safetyD the employees and the employer must cooperate on ensuring safetyE only employees are responsible for workplace safety 4 The legal expression assumption of risk referred to A times when workers investments in various pension funds were unsecured and riskyB the situation where workers attempted to join unions despite threats of violenceC the fact that employees could be dismissed for criticizing their employerD the fact that workers accepted all risks associated with the job they tookE the ability of some workers to manage risky situations better than others 5 Over the past 25 years a growing emphasis on health and safety has occurred because A HRM professionals have made it a top strategic priorityB Unions and the public are pushing for greater corporate responsibilityC Employers are pushing workers to take responsibility for accidents because more workplace training is providedD Compensation is now provided to employees who are more safety consciousE Unhealthy environments are rapidly decreasing 6 Generally accidents in the workplace can be reduced by all the following except A when management is committed to safetyB when employees are informed about accident preventionC when employees have some input into the particularly safety decisionmaking processD when there is regular consultation between employees and employer on safety issuesE when employers become solely concerned with productivity 7 Key changes that have evolved into new thinking regarding workplace health and safety include the following except A accident rates can be reduced through the cooperation of the employer and their employeesB unions are exerting more pressure on the safety of their workersC governments both federally and provincially have passed more comprehensive health and safety legislationD Workers Compensation costs have made employees become more safety consciousE Regular consultation occurs between employers and workers through health and safety committees 8 Human Resources and Social Development Canada estimates that aboutCanadian workers die every working day from an occupational injury or disease A sixB fourC tenD fourteenE twentyfive 9 One feature of workers compensation programs is that A they are proactive but not proactive enoughB by applying pressure on employers they have noticeably reduced the number of accidentsC they are reactive afterthefact effortsD they have had a large impact on workplace related illnessesE they do not concern themselves with workplace safety 10 The total cost of workplace accidents including compensation and indirect expenses but not other social costs currently in Canada runs to overannually A 4 billionB 135 billionC 1 billionD 15 billionE 50 billion 11 By and large workplace accidents are caused by an often complex combination of factors that can include A poor eye hand coordination and employee behaviourB employee behaviour onlyC unsafe working conditions onlyD poor eye hand corordination onlyE employee behaviour and unsafe working conditions 12 Some factors that can contribute to complexity of managing safety in the workplace could include the facts below except A employers may clean up a problem before inspectors arriveB employees may indulge in unsafe behaviourC some illnesses may take years to show upD companies may fail to monitor or disclose risksE employees and employers may practice safe workplace behaviours 13 Overall in Canada men are more thanas likely to have a timeloss injury in the workplace than women measured per hundred workers A twiceB four timesC halfD fifty timesE the accident rate for men and women is the same per 100 workers 14 In reference to age the age group below most likely to have a timeloss workplace injury or accident is A 15 to 24 years oldB 25 to 39 years oldC age 55 and overD the rate is the same regardless of ageE 40 to 54 year olds
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